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Brooklyn NY: Tinyfield Farm atop the former Pfizer factory is the only rooftop farm currently specializing in hops

Tinyfield Rooftop Farm’s hops.

Last year, she harvested two pounds of the crop and sent them to Strong Rope, a craft brewery in Greenpoint. They turned the first batch of Tinyfield’s hops into five gallons of beer.

By Phyllis Huang
BK Reader
October 6, 2017

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It is enough of a challenge to be the first and only one in any area; Tinyfield’s choice of crop ups the odds. Hop is a perennial crop that can be harvested only once a year – which means the yield is low.

“A hop-growing operation on such a small a scale is not profitable,” said Gerhold. “At least not at this moment.”

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Yale University’s Landscape Lab

A plant-based medicine class teaches students at the School of Nursing about the uses of medicinal herbs grown in the Lab’s gardens, as well as about food and nutrition.

By Katie Martin
Yale Daily News
Oct 06, 2017

Excerpt:

The Lab is two years old, but it’s built around a quarter-acre urban farm that’s now in its fifth growing season. Since the Lab’s inception, Freiberg, a team of volunteers, student interns and partner organizations in New Haven have built a barn, a patio and a “WikiHouse” (more on that later); terraced a hillside to create a medicinal herb garden; installed beehives; and begun cultivating mushrooms. The timber barn, adjacent to an agroforestry orchard, is built with wood from the Yale Forest, and serves as the site for courses, workshops and gatherings.

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